Nanodegree Program

Become an iOS Developer

Build an App for the iPhone and iPad

Being an iOS Developer is a remarkable occupation, and we’ve designed this Nanodegree program to teach you the skills required to launch your career. Whether you have previous object-oriented programming experience or you’re a complete beginner, you’ll learn the Swift programming language and make a multitude of portfolio-worthy iOS apps to demonstrate your expertise with iOS development.

Today about half the adult population owns a smartphone; by 2020, 80% will.1 The average American smartphone user spends 162 minutes per day on their device. This presents enormous opportunities for companies seeking to become a part of people's daily lives. The smart device market is growing exponentially, with no end in sight. iOS developers are going to be very in-demand for a very long time.

Excited? Ready to begin? Great! We just need you to take the Readiness Assessment first, to ensure you're prepared for the curriculum level. (We require past programming experience.)

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  • Timeline Total time between today and graduation day depends on your weekly commitment. On average, our graduates complete this Nanodegree program in 6 months.
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  • Skill Level intermediate: Entering students should have prior object-oriented programming experience, and understand concepts like variables, if statements, loops, and classes.
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Nanodegree Program Syllabus

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Why Take This Nanodegree Program?

In partnership with industry leaders, we've built a comprehensive set of projects and skills designed to launch your career as an iOS Developer. Specifically, you’ll learn:

  • MVC architecture and why it's important when developing apps
  • How to build sophisticated and polished user interfaces with UIKit components
  • How to implement common frameworks used by iOS developers
  • How to implement Core Data for local persistence of an object structure
  • How to use external APIs to make use of third-party data

1 “Planet of Phones”, The Economist, http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21645180-smartphone-ubiquitous-addictive-and-transformative-planet-phones

  • Job-ready project portfolio
  • Personalized feedback on projects
  • Coach-supported forums
  • Career guidance (interview, resume, etc.)
  • Access to course materials
  • 1:1 appointments with Udacity staff and mentors
  • Verified Nanodegree Credential
  • Best-in-class courses taught by expert instructors

A Nanodegree program is an innovative curriculum path that is outcome-based and career-oriented. Every program has a clear end-goal, and the ideal path to get you there. Courses are built with industry leaders like Google, AT&T, and Facebook, and are taught by leading subject matter experts. Students benefit from personalized mentoring and project-review throughout, and have regular access to instructors and course managers through moderated forums.

Graduates earn an industry-recognized credential and benefit from extensive career support. The ultimate goal of a Nanodegree program is to teach the skills you need, for the career you want, so you can build the life you deserve.

Student Success Story

“I literally knew nothing about computer science... it gave me a really good foundational base in web development, and I'm excited to put that to use in the workplace.”

Nanodegree Graduate

Kelly Marchisio

Web Solutions Engineer, Google

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Our nanodegree graduates have been hired by industry leading companies
  • Cloudera
  • MongoDB
  • Facebook
  • Google

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Nanodegree Program

Our flagship Nanodegree programs represent career-track education at its most innovative. Every program is comprised of these core features:

  • Curriculum

    Master cutting-edge skills sought by leading companies

  • 1:1 Feedback

    Rigorous, timely project and code reviews

  • Portfolio & Credential

    Build an optimized portfolio, earn a recognized credential

  • Personalized Career Support

    Connect directly to exclusive hiring partners

Graduate in 12 months, get a 50% tuition refund

Nanodegree PLUS

Nanodegree Plus

If your goal is to secure a specific role in a specific field, we have Nanodegree Plus—all the features of the Nanodegree program, plus a job guarantee.

  • Curriculum

    Master cutting-edge skills sought by leading companies

  • 1:1 Feedback

    Rigorous, timely project and code reviews

  • Portfolio & Credential

    Build an optimized portfolio, earn a recognized credential

  • Personalized Career Support

    Connect directly to exclusive hiring partners

Get hired or receive a full tuition refund

Prerequisites and Requirements

General Requirements:

  • You are self-driven and motivated to learn. Participation in this program requires consistently meeting deadlines and devoting at least 10 hours per week to your work.
  • You can communicate fluently and professionally in written and spoken English.
  • Collaboration with peers and interactive feedback are critical to the success of the program. You must be a committed and contributing participant of the community.

iOS Developer Nanodegree Specific Requirements:

  • Access to a Mac computer running OS X 10.11.5 or later

Program Leads

  • Jarrod Parkes
    Jarrod Parkes

    Lead Instructor

  • Gabrielle Miller-Messner
    Gabrielle Miller-Messner

    Instructor

  • Fernando Rodriguez
    Fernando Rodriguez

    Instructor

Start with a one-week free trial.

Udacity Connect

UConnect: Face-to-face learning, now available for all Nanodegree students!
Enroll now for a 2 week trial.

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